Renewable Heat Incentive

The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government-backed scheme to encourage the adoption of renewable energy technologies among homeowners. The UK government expects the RHI to contribute towards the 2020 ambition of 12% of heating to be generated by renewable sources. Successful applicants will receive RHI payments on a quarterly basis over 7 years.

The RHI scheme allows eligible UK households to earn up to £3,690 per year for heating their home using renewable technologies.

The technologies involved in the RHI are:

  • Biomass boilers and biomass stoves (6.88p/kWh)
  • Air source heat pumps (10.71p/kWh)
  • Ground source heat pumps (20.89p/kWh)
  • Solar thermal (21.09p/kWh)

You may be eligible to up to a £5000.00 voucher towards costs but this will significantly reduce your award from the Renewable Heat Incentive.

For more information visit the Ofgem website

Renewable Heat Incentive Payments

TechnologySavings per yearRHI Income per year
Air source heat pump£290 - £1845£700 - £1715
Ground source heat pump£395 - £2000£2325 - £3690
Solar water heating£60 - £130£190 - £460
Wood fuelled (Biomass) heating£25 - £1435£2135 - £3390